Minnesota, South Dakota cities wait on shrimp farm proposal

LUVERNE, Minn. (AP) – Officials in Madison, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, are wondering what happens now that a company reversed its decision to build a shrimp farm in Luverne but scrapped a construction timeline to instead build the project in Madison.

Tru Shrimp had planned to build a multi-million-dollar shrimp production facility in Luverne, in southwestern Minnesota.

But in January, the Minnesota-based company told Luvene officials it was building in South Dakota instead.

Company executives joined then-South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to announce that Madison, South Dakota, would be the site of the company’s first plant.

Tru Shrimp recently missed its planned construction date in Madison and has yet to set a new timeline.

A Tru Shrimp official says the company is continuing to raise capital to build in Madison.